Security Saturday: Google Hacking
How safe is your password? Are you confident enough to test it against the Google search engine?
Step 1 – How to Hash your current password
Go to MiracleSalad.com
Enter “password1234” – a MD5 hash will appear
Copy this Hash
Step 2 – Open up Google.co.uk
Paste the hash into google
Step 3 – Read the Google results
As you can tell from the first page of results, the plaint text password is “password 1234”.
Step 4 – Repeat for “diet coke”, your name, and finally your password.
If your password has already been indexed by the Google search engine, then it’s too easy.